Almost every day we write about another new device from Xiaomi and its partners. Only the last month we have written about smartwatches Xiaomi Mi Watch, Amazfit Nexo, Xiaomi Haylou LS01, projector Xiaomi Mi Projector Vogue Edition and wireless earbuds Xiaomi QCY T5, Xiaomi Haylou GT2.
Today we want to tell you about the new Xiaomi Wemax C700 4K Laser projector. Wemax projectors are famous for their flagship features, elegant design and affordable price.
Unlike previous Wemax projectors, the new Xiaomi Wemax C700 uses direct projection technology or Direct Throw Projection. It also has 4K native resolution, brightness of 2200 Lumens and projection size from 80 to 150-inches.
We have prepared the first review of Xiaomi Wemax C700. Later we will try to buy a new projector, and make unboxing, test and full review.
Xiaomi Wemax C700: Design
The new projector is also made of black matte ABS plastic, but now the lens is located in the center of front panel, but not on the top.
The projector has a rectangular shape with rounded edges. It looks very elegant and minimalistic. As you know, Xiaomi can create stylish devices.
Xiaomi Wemax C700 cannot be called a compact projector, because its dimensions are 56.8 x 47.5 x 18.3 cm. However, it is not bulky, and you can easily place it on shelf, bedside table or small table. Thanks to its stylish design, it looks great both at home and in office.
The weight of Xiaomi Wemax C700 is 9.2 kg.
Now let’s talk about the appearance of new projector in detail.
On the top panel there is a small triangular company logo, a physical button to power on the projector. You can also see two small wheels to adjust and correct the projected image.
On the front panel there is a large lens to project the image. The rest of the front panel is occupied by speaker grille.
The side panels have cooling holes.
All ports and connectors are on the back of Xiaomi Wemax C700. It should be noted that there are many of them: USB 3.0, USB 2.0, headphone and microphone jack, SPDIF and three HDMI ports.
Thanks to variety of interfaces, the user can connect additional devices to projector, such as external speakers, game console, laptop, smartphone, etc.
By the way, the package includes remote control. It has exactly the same appearance as the previous Xiaomi Wemax projectors.
The remote connects to projector via Bluetooth, and it supports voice control.
Xiaomi Wemax C700: Specifications
As we said before, Xiaomi Wemax C700 uses Direct Throw Projection technology. The main difference from Ultra-Short Throw Projection is that the projector with Direct Throw Projection is necessary to place further from wall or special screen.
As you can see in the picture above, the distance should be at least 2.8 meters. Of course, you can place the projector closer to the wall, but then the image quality is likely to be worse.
The projector creates an image between 80 and 150-inches in size. The contrast ratio is 20.000:1 with 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio.
In terms of image quality, Xiaomi Wemax C700 has a native resolution of 4K, 3840 x 2160 pixels. The picture has stunning color rendering, clarity and contrast. Even during daylight, the image is clearly visible.
The maximum brightness is 2200 lumens, which is much lower than previous models.
Xiaomi Wemax C700 is equipped with ALPD lamp, which has a lifetime of 20,000 hours. Even if you use the projector every day for 8 hours, the lamp will last for more than 7 years.
The new Xiaomi Wemax C700 projector has a special eye protection to ensure that your eyes are not tired during long using the projector.
Wemax C700 runs on Android operating system with MIUI TV user interface. The projector has pre-installed applications for watching video, TV programs or listening to music. However, all apps and services are in Chinese.
The good news is that you can install any Android apps.
The maximum noise level of Xiaomi Wemax C700 is only 38 dB.
Xiaomi Wemax C700: Price and buy
As we wrote at the beginning of the article, Wemax produces flagship projectors, so they are not budget.
So far, Wemax C700 is only available on Banggood online store. Its price is $3700. We think it is too high price for this projector. For only $1500-$2000 you can buy 4K Wemax projector with Ultra-Short Throw Projection and higher brightness. Below we will leave links to some interesting projectors.
Where To Buy?
We would recommend to buy Wemax C700 projector only if it costs under $1000.